Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Glitz Designs

There are so many Glitz products that I love, that I honestly didn't know where to turn for my first time to post of the Glitz blog. I decided that rather than spending hours weeding through all the things I love, I'd go with the first two inspiration pieces. It's funny because my two inspirations resulted in two completely different styles of cards. I just love when products can push your creativity!

The first card all started with Maya Floral from the Maya collection. The paper is just gorgeous. I used one of the flowers from the patterned paper to create my focal point:
Patterned Paper: Maya Floral, Maya Navy (Glitz Design)
Rhinestones: Pink Frosting (Glitz Design)
Stamp: I'm Feeling (Glitz Design)
Ribbon: Navy (Offray)
Ink: Viridian Leaf (Palette)
Thread: White (Coats & Clarks)
I love that little "I'm Feeling" stamp. I stamped off once to give it a little "worn" effect.

On my second card, I went with one of my favorite color schemes...  neutral! These vintage Whatnots, are SOOO cute and perfect for card marking.
And don't you love when this don't go the way you planned, but you end up loving it? Do you see the stitching on the top right? Well that was not suppose to end. My thread in my bobbin however did end. Once I realized I was no longer sewing... I realized I liked the effect on this vintage card.

Patterned Paper: Vintage Love Polka (Glitz Design)
Accesories: Vintage Whatnots (Glitz Design)
Ribbon: Netting (May Arts); Black Crepe Paper
Thread: Coats & Clark
Do you have a project that didn't turn out the way you planned, but you ended up liking it better?

21 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous, love that second card!

annieambriel said...

fabulous cards Courtney... Love both :D I have not tried these kinda of projects yet :p. Maybe soon :)

StampinCathy said...

WOW! Your cards are just amazing and so inspiring. I just love both styles and colors of the cards. Great Glitz inspiration.

Dawn said...

These are fab Court. And a bit different than your usual style...LOVE it!

Savitri said...

Awesomely fab!! I finally got to play with PC's stamps today and they are SO SO FUN! Love them!!

AnitaRex said...

Oh I love how you have only a bit of the stitching showing! It looks perfect! What lovely cards! And your craft room is really coming along!

Julie E said...

So stylish!

Elise said...

These cards make me feel like SINGING! Soooooo beautiful, Courtney! I had the "bobbin-empty" situation happen to me recently: didn't turn out one/tenth of how charming THIS did! hee hee The first, floral card, is so breathtaking, I thought it was a print or something - I was looking for a company name or dates for an event... TRULY exquisite work, m'dear!

Dana said...

Love glitches that actually look good! Way to go with the glitz glam here Courtney..you have some good mojo goin' on here!

Ayana Posadas said...

Love these cards!
The first one is my favorite... so pretty and girlie! And the second one is great too. I love how they are so different from each other! :)

Laural-Lee said...

Fantastic vintage cards. Love the black accents. Great job with the bling on the top card love it and I really like what happened to the stitching on your bottom card. I like it when something better happens!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Both of these are great! Love love love the 2nd one!!

Karen B. said...

These are great, and they seem so you! Seems like you had a lot of fun with them. You were a perfect choice for this team and hope to see more awesome projects!

jen said...

These are both so great! And I noticed that stitching in the second one right away & thought it was a great effect- too funny that it was a happy accident! NICE!

Cindy Lee said...

Both are awesome, Courtney!! You just have a style!

yyam said...

They look very stylish and elegant Courtney! Great job! :)

Kay said...

These are beautiful, Courtney! I love the Maya collection and the stitching on your second card is fabulous! ♥♥ Kay

Jenny said...

Very pretty... love em!! :) :) :)

Alice Wertz said...

these are so beautiful, Courtney!! love them!

Deanna said...

Stunning!

~amy~ said...

Wow...lovin' BOTH of your gorgeous cards!!